Ser Jacopo: Picta Picasso Walnut Hawkbill (24)
When speaking of the shaping of Ser Jacopo pipes, mentioning the Pesaro school is a given. Leaving the fact that Giancarlo Guidi is the founder of the tradition aside, the port city aesthetic pervades the overwhelming majority of Ser Jacopos product. One of the few exceptions are the shapes found within the Picta Van Gogh, Magritte and Picasso series, for they are based on the pipes depicted within these master's paintings (small hedge-of-bet here; Picasso wasn't exactly known as a stickler for photo-like accuracy of accessory objects. In that particular series, Giancarlo did have to do some extrapolation, and some of that extrapolation has tinges of Pesaro within) This conservative hawkbill hails from the Picasso series and was inspired by the pipe that is depicted in "Fumatore e Donna Nuda" (Smoker and Nude Woman). The striations of cracking flame grain on the wall seems appropriate, in a pipe that forms part on an homage to the prolific, fiery bohemian. The Picasso is far and away the least seen of the three Picta series and never linger on the site.